ROSE PARADE FLOAT PREP
Volunteers John Carlos (L) and Januar Ma (R) place roses on an entry as floats are prepared for the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on December 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Olympic gold medal sprinter Lee Evans is being treated for a brain tumor in California, a former teammate says.
The Olympics are about the athletes and the performances. All else -- in theory -- is set aside.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who earned notoriety for their black power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games, are opposing the upcoming Beijing games.
Australian runner Peter Norman, who supported the silent protest of black U.S. sprinters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, has died in Melbourne at 64. Norman, who brought home a silver medal in 1968, died Tuesday of a heart attack, the Los Angeles Times
Former world champion Mary Decker Slaney headlined the 2003 inductees for the National Track and Field Hall of Fame it was announced Tuesday.
Saxophonist and bandleader Boyd Raeburn was born this day in 1913 in Faith, S.D. He led an innovative bop band in the 1940s.